Bespoke Private Tuition

Don’t see a course that’s completely for you? Prefer to learn in a one-to-one environment? Or maybe you need us to help you create a particular cake for a special occasion? Bespoke private tuition will give you the opportunity to create a course tailored to your individual needs. You will have the undivided attention and skills of a professional tutor entirely at your disposal. Read about Eloïse Durrant, TGCC founder, and the wealth of knowledge and expertise that she and her team have to share with you…

There are some dates available to book online below for private sessions, but we can also arrange other dates to suit you. We will discuss with you in detail what you want to achieve during your time with us, whether it’s refining your recipes or perfecting your piping, we will come up with a learning programme that works for you.

Following this, we will send you timings schedule and content breakdown which will be agreed in advance of your session with us. Our fully equipped bakery and shop means we have a huge array of technical equipment on hand for you to use at your disposal.

One of the great things about private tuition is that you can often get more done in a day than on a group class (on average around two of our usual day classes, sometimes simplified). However please do bear in mind that everybody works at different speeds and therefore we will work in order of priority of what you want to learn to make sure we maximise on your time with us.

Tuition Details

Courses at our Shop

If you choose to undertake your private tuition at our professional bakery and courses studio in Chelmsford in Essex, you will find us conveniently located on the outskirts of the town centre. Multiple car parks are available very nearby if you are driving, otherwise Chelmsford is just a 30 minute train ride from London Liverpool Street station if you decide to travel by train, and the shop is just a few minutes walk from the rail and bus station.

Courses at your Home

Choosing to take private tuition in your own home can take the stress out of travelling and also enable you to choose times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, even keep the kids at home with you whilst you train. Often the vast majority of equipment can be brought along to you, even ready baked cakes if needed or we can bring tins to bake with you. Let us know what you want to learn and we can discuss options with you. Travel is charged at £1 per mile one way on external venues.

Times & Dates

Private tuition is entirely by arrangement and is available in either a half day or full day session (evenings are also available, please enquire). We tend to get booked up so recommend you book in advance, especially if you want to make something for a particular occasion. Please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail and to check our availability.


Half day – £150

Full day – £250

Evenings also available on request

Please contact us to book private tutition sessions

**Sorry, loyalty discounts don’t apply to private tuition**

Want to Bring a Friend?

Discounts are available for multiple persons on the same day. Please enquire directly.

Prices include standard items and ingredients which cover 99% of what you guys usually want to make! Any extra special items required will be charged as extra for example unusual cutters or equipment we need to buy, very high value items such as gold and silver leaf etc. This will be discussed with you first!

Exclusive TGCC discounts for you!

Course attendees will receive a 10% discount on any items purchased in the cake decorating shop Creative Baking Supplies on the day of your course – with no minimum spend! PLUS, if you book one course with us, you will be entitled to 20% off other courses in the future. For more information on how to get this fantastic discount or to book just give the shop a call on 01245 283986. Terms and conditions apply.

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